Grab your needles and share your talents with other group members. Create something new for our annual Needlework Art Exhibit in February! New members are always welcome! We meet each Friday from 10 am to Noon at the Village Cafe at Knolls Heights.
Join the fun of learning and playing this challenging game. Every Friday from Noon to 3 pm in the Village Café at Knoll Heights Village.
Senior Surrey Service
Free transportation service for Sparta Seniors over 60 years of age is available on weekdays. Reservations are necessary at least 24 hrs. in advance of any appointment. The Surrey makes regularly scheduled trips to Newton each Monday., Wednesday., and Friday. mornings for doctor's appointments, the hospital or even some shopping at the local stores. The van leaves Sparta by 9:15 am and returns everyone home by noon. Local grocery shopping, banking, hair appointments, etc. are accommodated on afternoons. There are also bi-monthly trips to the Rockaway Mall. Riding the van is the easiest way to get out and around. Call 973-729-8542 on weekdays between 1 and 3 pm and a van volunteer will schedule your ride. The surrey is equipped with a wheelchair lift to transport disabled or handicapped clients.
Good Morning Program
This is a wonderful comfort for your families and friends and a great protection for you. The Sparta Police Department has a call-in program. To participate, you must first complete a registration form and then you call in every morning; if you don't call in, someone from the Police Department will attempt to contact you by phone. If this is unsuccessful after a few attempts, a patrol car will be dispatched to your home to check on your welfare. Forms are available at the Recreation Office. 973-729-2383.
Senior Handyman Club
The Senior Advisory committee has compiled a list of contractors who have agreed to perform services for seniors in a timely fashion, at a "going" reasonable rate, satisfaction guaranteed. When contacting one of these individuals, please tell them that you received their name from the Senior Advisory Committee Handyman Project, please give us feedback on your level of satisfaction. * indicates positive feedback. More than one is even better! Stop by Sparta Recreation Office and pick up a list of contractors.
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
SHIP provides assistance in filing bills with Medicare/Medicaid and secondary insurance companies. It also helps determine your "Part D" needs. SHIP will be available at the Sparta Sr. Center. Call 973-579-0555, ext. 1221. You must have an appointment.